Paso Doble

This dance actually originated in southern France but is modelled after the sound, drama and movement of the Spanish bullfight. It is a lively style of dance in duple meter (the name ‘paso doble’ means ‘two step’ in Spanish) and is based on music played at bullfights during the bullfighters’ entrance (paseo) or during the passes (faena) just before the kill. The leader of this dance plays the part of the matador and the follower generally plays the part of the matador’s cape but can also represent the bull or a flamenco dancer in some figures.